WAGE$ eligibility requirements for Adair, Dallas, Madison and Warren Counties:

The licensed child care center or registered child development home must...

1) Have a QRS rating of 4-5 or be nationally accredited (NAEYC or NAFCC).

2) Accept Child Care Assistance (CCA).

3) Provide full-day care to children ages 0-5.


*Programs in Dallas and Warren Counties may also be eligible if the program is supported by the United Way of Central Iowa/Polk ECI Early Childhood Coalition. Feel free to contact our office with questions.


Funds for WAGE$ supplements in these counties come from: